Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Of Fishermen and Fish-sized Dreams: A Review of Chigozie Obioma’s The...

TITLE: The Fishermen AUTHOR: Chigozie Obioma Little, Brown & Company, 297 pages AMAB: N6000; Amazon: $14.02 (16 Sept) Reviewer: Emmanuel O. Dairo “‘Follow us, and we will make you...

STORIES OLD AND NEW: EXPLORING 2017 WRITIVISM SHORT STORY PRIZE SHORTLIST

By Opeyemi Rasak-Oyediran In its fifth year of celebrating and rewarding young African writers, Wrtivism has shortlisted five new and engaging works, four of which...

‘O-TOWN’: As C. J. Teases…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbWbIX458xU&feature=youtu.be At last a film for movie goers in Nigeria who have been yearning for a break from family drama and love stories. C. J....
dirty pretty things

Survival: The Enigma of Diaspora, a review by Chimezie Chika

Survival: The Enigma of Diaspora I Why would a young man or woman strive to leave their country for another place? What did they expect to...

Afenfia’s Novel of Unintended Crimes against Storytelling: Don’t Die On Wednesday

Afenfia's Novel of Unintended Crimes against Storytelling: Don't Die On Wednesday Carl Terver First, it is the intention of this reviewer to state that (while...
Gloria Minage

Losing Connections: A Review of Gloria Minage’s “Boyi”

Losing Connections: A Review of Gloria Minage's "Boyi" by Emmanuel Dairo Losing Connections image by Tee Jay Dan The more prizes there are in the African...

Swallowing Flames or Predicting the Brittle Paper Literary Award Winner (Poetry)

By Kanyinsola Olorunnisola To read the Brittle Paper Literary Award shortlisted poems is to bear front-row witness to a compendium of stories; stories which highlight the...
Zaynab Alkali

Zaynab Alkali’s Fictional world – Up Close

Zaynab Alkali ’s fictional world - up close by Emman Shehu A quarter of a century ago, a manuscript was making the rounds amongst some...

Of Child Brides, ‘dark clouds’ and Bongels: A Review of Maryam...

TITLE: Bongel AUTHOR: Maryam Bobi Origami, 93 pages AMAB; Cassava Republic; WriteHouse: N1000 e-copy: DLite Press: $3.99 REVIEWER: Carl Terver At the centre of every story is conflict. In Bongel...

The Stethoscope as Society’s Pen: A Review of Dami Ajayi’s Clinical...

Title: Clinical Blues Genre: Poetry Author: Dami Ajayi Publisher: Write House Year: 2014 Pages: 88 ISBN: 978-978-52838-2-2 Reviewer: Echezonachukwu Nduka In Ben Obumselu’s critical commentary on Obiwu’s Rituals of the Sun, the...
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